Release date:May 18, 2012
Director:Dustin Lance Black
MPAA Rating:R (for language and some sexual content)
Screenwriter:Dustin Lance Black
Starring:Jennifer Connelly, Ed Harris, Emma Roberts, Amy Madigan, Harrison Gilbertson
Written and directed by Dustin Lance Black, "Virginia" stars Jennifer Connelly in the title role as a beautiful yet unhinged single mother who struggles to raise her son Emmett (Harrison Gilbertson) while dreaming of escaping her small Southern boardwalk town. Her long time affair with the very married, Mormon Sheriff Richard Tipton (Ed Harris) is thrown into question when he decides to run for public office. Things are further complicated when Emmett begins a romantic relationship with Tipton’s daughter (Emma Roberts). Virginia and the town—populated by Amy Madigan, Toby Jones, Yeardley Smith—are full of secrets and everyone knows Virginia can only keep things together for so long.